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Job Actor * Winemaker * Resort owner-operator
Years active 1950-2007
Top Roles Pvt. Speedy, Sheriff Buck Weston, Davy Crockett, Voice of Leslie the Chauffeur, Sgt. Pike
Top GenresWestern, Drama, War, Family, Comedy, Action
Top TopicsDisney, Book-Based, Civil War
Top Collaborators (Producer), , , (Director)
Shares birthday with Ann Blyth, Mae Clarke, Frank Gifford  see more..

Fess Parker Overview:

Actor, Fess Parker, was born Fess Elisha Parker Jr. on Aug 16, 1924 in Fort Worth, TX. Parker died at the age of 85 on Mar 18, 2010 in Santa Ynez, CA .

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On October 22, 1991, Parker received the Disney Legends Award for living up to the Disney principals of imagination, skill, discipline, craftsmanship and magic.

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Fess Parker Quotes:

James J. Andrews: [shows Fuller a letter] You don't get a letter like that from Brigadier General Beauregard just for running Quinine.
William A. Fuller: No, I reckon you don't. I'd give my right arm just to serve under that man.
James J. Andrews: *You are*! This railroad is the artery that pumps fresh blood into the army of Mississippi on the left land, and to the army of Northern Virginia on the right. Beauregard and Robert E. Lee would *perish* without men like you!


[as the raiders are climbing into the boxcar, Andrews notices that a Confederate soldier is watching them]
James J. Andrews: Come on, boys. When it's orders from Beauregard, we can't keep the General waiting.
[Confederate soldier walks away]


Chief Red Stick: Why you no kill me?
Davy Crockett: Maybe because of another law. We have trouble living up to it, but it ain't bad for red man or white man: thou shall not kill.


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Fess Parker Facts
Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin - BA '50

Interviewed about the beginnings of his career and his "Davy Crockett" experiences in the book "Wild Wild Westerners" by Tom Weaver (BearManor, 2012).

He was a major supporter of the Republican Party and once considered running for the senate in Nevada. He was a close friend of President Ronald Reagan, who in 1985 asked him to become his ambassador to Australia.

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